Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-building
American expansion, says Richard Drinnon, is characterized by repression and racism. In his reinterpretation of "winning" the West, Drinnon links racism with colonialism and traces this interrelationship from the Pequot War in New England, through American expansion westward to the Pacific, and beyond to the Phillippines and Vietnam. He cites parrallels between the slaughter of bison on the Great Plains and the defoliation of Vietnam and notes similarities in the language of aggression used in the American West, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia.
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Review: Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-BuildingUser Review - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads
The American people looked at the Native Americans as an obstacle standing in the way of progress sand expansion. since there was no great pre-existing Native nation in place. This work addresses the hate and discrimination against Native Americans by white America. Read full review
Review: Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-BuildingUser Review - Paul Burrows - Goodreads
important, but under-appreciated book! Read full review